Month: July 2021

Paul McVittie Joins the Committee

Paul McVittie Joins the Committee Paul McVittie

The Football Hall of Fame Western Australia is pleased to announce the addition of Paul McVittie to the Executive Committee. A former State team captain and inaugural Perth Glory player, Paul is honoured to join the not-for-profit volunteer organisation whose aim it is to promote, preserve and protect the history of the game in WA. […]

25 Years of the Hall of Fame, Part Four

25 Years of the Hall of Fame, Part Four Gary Marocchi, Robbie Dunn, Ron Adair and John McInroy

2021 marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Football Hall of Fame Western Australia. In celebration of this milestone, we dig back into the archives to recognise the people and events that have shaped and influenced the Hall of Fame. Today we consider the period book-ended by 2004s A Century of Champions and […]

Brian Haffenden and Our First Red Card

Brian Haffenden and Our First Red Card Brian Haffenden (feature Image)

A truly unique piece of sporting history – the first red card in the State – was recently gifted to the Football Hall of Fame Western Australia. The generous donation was made by former referee and administrator Brian Haffenden, who was issued with what must have been one of the first red and yellow card […]

Lydia Williams Becomes Australia’s Longest-Serving Matilda

Lydia Williams Becomes Australia’s Longest-Serving Matilda Lydia Williams

Katanning-born Lydia Williams has become the longest-serving Matilda with her national team duty spanning almost 16 years. The 33-year old goalkeeper began her journey with the Matildas at the age of 17, debuting against the Korea Republic in July 2005 and has since registered 89 caps. Williams, who currently plays her club football at English […]

Setting Out on the Road to Glory: the Perth Glory Story, 1994-1996

Setting Out on the Road to Glory: the Perth Glory Story, 1994-1996 Perth Glory Launch ticket (feature Image)

It is 25 years since Perth Glory began a great adventure that was to change the face of the game in Western Australia – and ultimately become the driving force to change the look of football all around Australia. Here’s the first part of our tribute to a club that has enriched the history of […]

Hall of Fame Strengthens Links with Perth Glory

Hall of Fame Strengthens Links with Perth Glory Vince Matassa, Tony Buti and Elizabeth Re

The Football Hall of Fame WA was fortunate enough to be invited to the recent Glory In Business Lunch amidst the spectacular surroundings of the Astral Ballroom at Crown Perth. An initiative of Perth Glory, the session facilitates a networking opportunity for the A-League clubs’ close partners as well as those wanting to assist their […]